I began my career as a professional makeup artist on the set of music videos, red
carpets and as a member of Lancôme Paris’s Pro Artistry team. It was during this time that I began experiencing symptoms of cystic acne and while fortunate to have the 'skill-
set' to cover the physical marks; the emotional scars were not as easy to conceal.
I was inspired to create a private Facebook group called, 'The SkinOwl' offering professional insight into skincare, makeup and a platform for driving home the importance of self-care. As membership grew, I recognized the need for a beauty destination that not only informed the consumer, but also satiated the need for results driven skincare with a conscience. With a desire to learn more, I enrolled into UCLA’s Cosmetic Chemistry program to discover many common ingredients found in our everyday cosmetics cause inflammation and irritation to our skin. Combining knowledge as a makeup artist and skincare authority, I introduced a curated collection of clean, results driven skincare called SkinOwl with a mission to nurture the complete wellbeing of my consumer. As a result of these global 'customer connections', I recognized a pattern: that people desired more than skincare to heal their bodies. They craved a brand that would heal the skin, but also care for their soul in the process.
It was through this revelation that I decided to showcase vulnerability in a new way, with the creation of Off The Record, a podcast dedicated to meaningful dialogue and storytelling through humor, heartache, and hope. Always in search of new heights, SkinOwl is now a skincare company with cathartic customer service and 'we're in this together' principles with no end in sight. On weekends, I can be found hanging with my hubby Micah, newborn Monty, and dog Monkey. OR hosting a table of amazing humans at SkinOwl's dinner collective, The Parliament Project! I hope to one day meet you and wish you nothing less than a beautiful, healthy-skin-filled life that you love and feel wholeheartedly.
SkinOwl's sole mission is to educate you about your skin & deliver the best products, so that skin "care" can be the catalyst to caring about every genuinely important facet of your life. And why not? Your happiness is worth all the world's weight in gold.
Behind the Brand
Director of Education and Training
I will go to great lengths to handpick asparagus out of every dish.
Director of Photography and Videography
As a child, I asked for 'clams' every year for my birthday.
Director of Operations
My name translates to treasure and my brother's name means protector of the treasure.
Tiffany Souza Ritter
I was known for checking out a minimum of 25 books from my local library growing up.
Director of Marketing, Ascend
I was the frontman of a punk rock band in 5th grade called Pandemonium.
Blog + Brand Ambassador Director
I can play the guitar, piano, flute, and ukelele.